Happy 2nd Anniversary Truck Legends

This past September, Chevrolet celebrated its second anniversary of the Truck Legends program. Being a member is free, but is limited to anyone who has purchased/leased more than one Chevy truck or who owns one with more than 100,000 miles on it. Eligible models are restricted to the Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado (includes C/K trucks), Suburban, Colorado (including old S-10s) and Tahoe.

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“We know there is a story behind every mile, every truck and every customer,” said Sandor Piszar, Chevrolet truck marketing director, in a prepared statement. “In 2018 we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of our first Chevrolet truck, and that event would not be complete without recognizing the customers who have made Chevrolet part of the fabric of America. The stories from our Truck Legends will play a key part in celebrating the next hundred years of Chevrolet trucks.”

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Being a member has a truckload of benefits! As a Chevy Truck Legends member, you can enjoy plenty of perks, including an exclusive cap, decals, special invites to Chevy events, the ability to share your photos and story in our member gallery, exclusive merchandise and truck news and updates from Chevy. Truck Legends will also be eligible for discounts from various Chevy partners and the ability to purchase exclusive Truck Legends merchandise.

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Help us grow this community, so that Chevrolet can continue to offer content and once-in-a-lifetime experiences! If you fit the criteria, what are you waiting for? Join now, so you won’t miss out on any more opportunities!

Chevrolet has named Lonzo Anderson as the Official Truck Legend of Texas. Anderson, of Arlington, Texas, has more than 375,000 miles on his 2000 Silverado. His truck will be displayed in a place of honor for the duration of the State Fair of Texas, as a testament to the most dependable, longest-lasting fullsize pickups on the road.

If you’re not eligible, Come See Us at Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air or Bob Bell Chevrolet of Baltimore to purchase a brand-new Chevy truck! You can then, immediately earn a membership in the Truck Legends program! 

Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air                               Bob Bell Chevrolet of Baltimore
1230 Belair Road                                                        1 Kane Street
Bel Air, MD 21014                                                      Baltimore, MD 21224
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Source: Chevrolet Pressroom

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Fall Driving Tips

Fall is arguably the most beautiful season. It’s a great time to go for a drive, just to enjoy the scenery. As the weather and road conditions change with the season, the following Fall driving safety tips will help keep you safe. This will give you the opportunity to enjoy the cool crisp air and the beautiful colors of the autumn leaves.

 

The Dangers of Leaves on the Roads

It is important to treat leaves with the same caution as ice, as they can be just as slippery when wet. When driving you should try to avoid the piles of leaves along the edge of the road, as they can obscure hidden hazards. It is also critical to slow down when driving on a road covered with leaves, especially around turns.

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Adjust for Fewer Hours of Daylight

In the Fall there are fewer hours of daylight. As the hours of daylight decrease, chances are you’ll be doing more driving in dusk or dark conditions. You may even be commuting to or from work in the dark. In the fading light of dusk, it is more difficult to see pedestrians, animals and children, so be sure all your lights are on, working properly and kept clean.

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Changing Weather Conditions

As Fall progresses, the overnight temperatures tend to drop, often below the freezing point. Give yourself extra time to clear your windows of frost/ice before heading out on the road. Make sure your wipers and defrosters are working as they should. While driving, be aware of frost or black ice on the roadways, especially when driving on bridges, or in shaded areas.

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Cope with Glare

Always keep a pair of sunglasses in your vehicle. When the sun is hanging low in the sky, it can be blinding if you’re driving toward it.  Sun glare can impact your sight for seconds after exposure, making it hard to see pedestrians, oncoming traffic, or the car in front of you. Keeping your windshield clean is also very important as dirt on the glass can amplify the glare.

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Safe driving practices are important through the year. We all should get out and enjoy the season before the winter drives us all indoor.  Be aware of the unique autumn driving hazards and follow our Fall driving safety tips for a safer and more pleasant drive.

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Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air                               Bob Bell Chevrolet of Baltimore
1230 Belair Road                                                        1 Kane Street
Bel Air, MD 21014                                                      Baltimore, MD 21224
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Chevrolet Launches Call Me Out App To Discourage Distracted Driving

Chevrolet is launching a new smartphone app that takes aim at distracted driving. This app encourages drivers to leave their phone alone while operating a vehicle. Unlike all the other new smartphone apps being launched daily, Chevy’s Call Me Out app could save your life.

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In 2016, distracted driving claimed 3,450 lives in the US, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There isn’t enough data available to prove how many of those cases involved the use of cell phones by drivers. In efforts to help reduce these statistics, Chevrolet hosted a hackathon, challenging college students to propose ways of reducing distracted driving. The framework for the Call Me Out app evolved from this effort.

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“As the father of two daughters, I am keenly aware of all the perils that my children face out in the world on a daily basis, and that is why it is so important for GM and Chevrolet to offer technologies that help all of us become safer drivers,” said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and head of Global Chevrolet. “With Call Me Out we are extending our commitment beyond the technologies integrated into GM and Chevy vehicles and are making the app available for Android phone users who drive other vehicle makes and models in an effort to help people change their driving behavior and make our roads safer.”

Here’s how the app works: The Call Me Out app encourages users to enlist friends and family members to record messages, which are then used to remind them to keep their hands off their devices and on the wheel. In addition to the audible message, a graphic of a wagging finger is also displayed on the device. The app uses the phone’s accelerometer and GPS to detect when the phone is being physically picked up while traveling speeds above 5 mph. The app also includes a gaming featuring, with a scoreboard and rankings. The less a phone is handled while driving, the higher the score on the Leaderboard.

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The app is currently available as a free download, though only for Android users in the Google Play Store (must be 18 years or older and have a data plan).

Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air                               Bob Bell Chevrolet of Baltimore
1230 Belair Road                                                        1 Kane Street
Bel Air, MD 21014                                                      Baltimore, MD 21224
(888) 844-0314                                                            (855) 978-9791

Source: Chevrolet Press Room

Prepare Yourselves for the all new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer

Take a closer look at the breathtaking design of the all-new, 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. Chevrolet is reintroducing this midsize SUV, as its newest member of the Chevy family.

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This model stems from originality and its unique design elements to make it stand out from the rest of its predecessors.

If you like a vehicle with a bold attitude, the 2019 Blazer may just be the perfect fit for you. Completely customizable, this crossover SUV is breaking boundaries of style and character. Some of the features you can customize include; distinctive interior and exterior trims and colors, front-end grilles, RS and up-level premier models, nine-speed automatic transmission that back your 2.5L I-4 to 3.6L V-6 engines, and SO much MORE! It’s a blank canvas, and your style is the paintbrush.

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Aside from style, the Blazer is just as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. It is designed to give its drivers and passengers the most comfortable and efficient experience.  Equipped with hitch guidance, electronic-locking glove boxes, comfort-open windows, heated REAR seats, wireless charging, and six USB ports for everyone to enjoy. You’re not simply driving home when you get in your 2019 Chevrolet Blazer, you ARE home.

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We know, it’s overwhelming, but don’t get too excited just yet. The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer won’t be available until early 2019. You will have to stay tuned for additional details regarding pricing, closer to its release.

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Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air                           Bob Bell Chevrolet of Baltimore
1230 Belair Road                                                    1 Kane Street
Bel Air, MD 21014                                                  Baltimore, MD 21224
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Source: Chevrolet Press Room

 

Explore the new faces of the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu, Cruze and Spark!

If you are a Chevrolet enthusiast, you may have already seen the reveal of the 2019 Chevy Malibu, Cruze and Spark earlier this year. Either way, we are thrilled to present to you, a sneak peek into them!

2019 Chevrolet Spark

2019 Chevrolet Spark

The Chevrolet Spark is now sporting a fresh new front grille and reshaped fog lights, on the 2019 higher end trim models. Aside from the cosmetics, new active safety technologies are now available such as, Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking. This feature will assist drivers and prevent/reduce the severity of low-speed front-end collisions. This affordable Chevy has been a leader in its segment since its debut, with young buyers and women, due to its ability to be easily personalized.

2019 Chevrolet Cruze

2019 Chevrolet Cruze

The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze received a stunning new update to its facade, with an updated front grille and LED accent lighting. The Cruze has acquired a standard 7.0-inch color touchscreen radio and new wheel designs on all models. A remote starter and automatic climate control are now standard on the LT and Premier models. The Cruze will be available for purchase later this year in both the sedan and hatchback models. Similarly to the Spark, Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking will be available as well as many more advanced safety features as an optional extra.

2019 Chevrolet Malibu RS

2019 Chevrolet Malibu RS

The 2019 Chevrolet Malibu has added a new trim to its lineup, the RS. This new sporty design offers amazing features, at an attractive price point. Included in this model are 18-inch wheels, rear spoiler, dual-outlet exhaust and MORE! The list does not end there…Inside, you will find a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, black cloth seats and a standard 8-inch color touchscreen radio running Chevrolet Infotainment 3.  There are many more updates across the 2019 Malibu lineup, it’s worth checking out!

The 2019 line up is impressive and we’re really excited for the arrival on our lots later this year! Keep your eyes open for the official launch!

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Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air                           Bob Bell Chevrolet of Baltimore
1230 Belair Road                                                    1 Kane Street
Bel Air, MD 21014                                                  Baltimore, MD 21224
(888) 844-0314                                                         (855) 978-9791

Source: Chevrolet Press Room

Electric and Hybrid Chevrolet Vehicles – Earth Day Special

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Chevrolet offers a variety of electric and hybrid vehicles that put gas stations in your rear view. The all-electric 2017 Bolt EV takes electric vehicles to a whole new level with impressive range. The 2017 Volt offers the best of both worlds with an electric charge that seamlessly switches to a gasoline-powered generator when your charge runs out. And the new 2017 Malibu Hybrid offers efficiency that you never expected.

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All electric. All efficient.

The 2017 Bolt EV is an all-electric vehicle offering an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range per charge for an affordable price. Want to know how much energy you’ve used? There’s a 10.2-inch diagonal center display screen that conveniently shows information such as your battery level.

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The electric car redefined

Volt is powered by two electric motors that work in unison to offer up to 53 pure electric miles on a single charge and a range of up to 420 miles with a full charge and a full tank of gas. By charging regularly, Chevrolet expects owners to drive 1,000 miles between fill-ups.

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Head-turning style with exceptional efficiency

Malibu Hybrid can help you get the most out of every gallon by offering an EPA-estimated 49 MPG city. The innovative Driver Efficiency Gauge gives you feedback on how your driving habits affect your fuel economy.

source: http://www.chevrolet.com/electric-hybrid-vehicles

 

Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air                               Bob Bell Chevrolet of Baltimore
1230 Belair Road                                                        1 Kane Street
Bel Air, MD 21014                                                      Baltimore, MD 21224
(888) 844-0314                                                            (855) 978-9791

Chevrolet Teams Up With Data Scientist To Create Epic Family Road Trip

Here’s a fun article I found in the Chevrolet Pressroom. Enjoy!

Algorithm calculates optimal 48-state route to visit family-favorite attractions

DETROIT — Chevrolet enlisted the expertise of prominent data scientist Randy Olson to help families make the most of their spring road trip plans. Olson created a map using a custom algorithm to plan an efficient route through all 48 contiguous states, with stops at 48 of some of the best-known and most beloved family vacation spots across the United States.

According to a recent national survey commissioned by Chevrolet, spending time with family and exploring new and interesting locations were U.S. parents’ top two favorite aspects of family road trips.

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From national landmarks to thrilling theme parks and everything in between, this data-driven map provides an efficient route between destinations with the least amount of backtracking and stress — an important consideration for traveling families.

“This map is designed so road trippers can start anywhere and drive as much or as little as they like,” said Olson. “Across the U.S., people can create their perfect route, whether staying close to home or embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime 48-state journey.”

To traverse the entire 48-state route, travelers would spend more than 214.56 hours (approximately 9 days) on the road and log 13,389 miles on the odometer — not including time or mileage for overnight breaks and detours.

“Road trips are about creating shared memories and quality time with family and friends,” said Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “And when on the road, travelers can trust Chevrolet vehicles to help get them where they’re going reliably. Chevy is now the only brand to earn J.D. Power Dependability Awards for cars, trucks and SUVs three years in a row2.”

Chevrolet earned J.D. Power Dependability Awards for Most Dependable Compact SUV, Midsize SUV, Large Light Duty Pickup and Midsize Car.

The national survey commissioned by Chevrolet also found that parents typically bring an average of 6.6 mobile devices in the vehicle on family road trips. Technology offered in vehicles such as the all-new Chevrolet Traverse, Equinox and Trax can help keep travelers entertained and connected with available 4G LTE Wi-Fi2, built-in navigation and Apple CarPlay3 and Android Auto4 compatibility.

Other available Chevrolet technology and safety features that can help enhance a family road trip include:

  • Surround Vision5
  • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert5
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning5
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert5
  • Rear Park Assist5
  • Rear Seat Reminder6 

     

Chevrolet also worked with Olson to curate shorter road trips for families looking to explore different parts of the country in-depth, including the Midwest, the Northeast, the West Coast, Texas and Florida.
In the spirit of Find New Roads, Chevrolet wishes everyone a safe and happy road trip season.

1Requires a compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. 4G LTE service available in select markets. Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Data plans provided by AT&T.
2The Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Traverse, Chevrolet Silverado and Chevrolet Malibu received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles in their respective segments in the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, based on 36,896 total responses, measuring problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners, surveyed October-December 2017. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com/cars.
3Vehicle user interface is a product of Apple and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires compatible iPhone and data plan rates apply. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. iPhone is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
4Vehicle user interface is a product of Google and its terms and privacy statements apply. Requires the Android Auto app on Google Play and an Android compatible smartphone running Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher and data plan rates apply. Android, Android Auto, Google, Google Play and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc.
5Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for important safety or driver assistance feature limitations and information.
6Does not detect people or items. Always check rear seat before exiting.

ABOUT CHEVROLET
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 100 countries and selling more than 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology, all at a value. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

Celebrating 100 Years of Iconic Chevrolet Trucks

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2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the first production Chevrolet Truck. In celebration of this milestone, we are taking a look back at 10 of the most influential trucks in Chevrolet’s history. Additionally, Chevrolet is honoring its truck centennial with a special announcement!

 

Here are 10 of the most iconic Chevrolet trucks of the past 100 years:

  • 1918 One-Ton: This was the first production truck from Chevrolet. It took inspiration from the vehicles that were being used in the plants to move parts and pieces. It featured an open cab and was purpose-built.
  • 1929 International Series LD: Eleven years later, this was the first truck with a closed cab. Interior design began to become important for comfort and style.
  • 1938 Half-Ton: The Half-Ton was the first truck created by the newly formed Design Center. This year also saw a deviation in the design of trucks and cars, realizing that trucks needed their own identity.
  • 1947 3100 Series: It’s known for having one of the most iconic designs in automotive history. When people think of vintage trucks, the 3100 Series is likely to come to mind. This was also the beginning of the horizontal-bar front grill instead of the traditional vertical-bar grill.
  • 1955 3124 Series Cameo Carrier: This was the first Chevrolet truck with fleetside design. During this time, styling became a selling point for cars which inspired more focus to be put on a truck’s design as well. Instead of the design ending with the cab, the Cameo Carrier was designed bumper-to-bumper.
  • 1967 C10 Fleetside: Metallic paint was introduced and was used to highlight the subtleties and body lines that weren’t as obvious before.
  • 1973 C30 One-Ton Dually: Many consider this to be the first modern heavy-duty truck. The design reflected the dramatic increase in capability for customers who used their trucks for both work and play.
  • 1988 C/K 1500: The 1988 C/K 1500 was the first truck whose design was influenced by aerodynamics. It looked very advanced for its time and even the interior looked futuristic.
  • 1988 Silverado 1500 LT Z71: This was the first generation using the Silverado nameplate.
  • 2007 Silverado 1500: The 2007 Silverado model brought back the “tough truck” look and feel, even though it was still influenced by design and aerodynamics.

 

After a century, Chevrolet is still the only manufacturer to offer customers a three-truck portfolio and a full line of special editions. The Chevrolet truck line-up gives customers more options to find the perfect truck to fit their needs and lifestyle. To honor its history, Chevrolet has announced the new 2018 Silverado and 2018 Colorado Centennial Special Editions. These Centennial Editions feature design elements inspired by Chevrolet trucks throughout history, including a Centennial Blue paint, exclusive heritage bowtie emblems, and 100-year badges.

The 2018 Silverado will be available in October, and the 2018 Colorado Centennial Edition will be available in November.

 

Bonus Fact: The 1918 Chevrolet One-Ton was powered by a four-cylinder engine rated at 36 horsepower. Its top speed was 25mph.

 

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Camaro

Back in 1967, Chevrolet unveiled the first Camaro. When asked what the word Camaro meant, a representative responded: “A Camaro is a small, vicious animal that eats Mustangs.” Now in 2017, we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Camaro.

Before looking ahead, we need to pay respect to what came before. The Camaro wasn’t built in a generation – it evolved through six. Each innovation has been the starting point for the next.

CamaroWhen it first came out, the Camaro was fit for the times. 1967 was a time of active, youthful movement which was perfect for getting behind the wheel of the First Generation.

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The Second Generation was the personification of its fans, sharing in creative passion; passion for performance and style. This passion stuck through every generation that followed.

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The 80’s was an era of excess and with the Third Generation, the sky was the limit. This Camaro could go from the showroom to the drag strip.

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The Fourth Generation was a little bit of everything. It was living on its legacy in a new era.

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Then it was gone! But the true Camaro fans knew it wasn’t the end – this incredible sports car would be back one day. Next came the Fifth Generation; Chevrolet looked back to the first generation models for inspiration and took what worked well and spruced it up with a new contemporary design.

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The Camaro has carved a distinctive place among American muscle cars with passionate owners who appreciate engine horsepower and impressive handling.

Now it’s time for the Sixth Generation; tying in key, track-related Camaro features from the past and bringing them into the current day, making it leaner, stronger, and faster – because there is no feeling like driving a Camaro. The 50th Anniversary Edition honors the distinctive looks and performance that have always set the Camaro apart. It is now available in both Coupe and Convertible 2LT and 2SS models.

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox: Lean, Mean… and Strong

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The all-new Chevrolet Equinox has been completely redesigned for the 2018 model year; a redesign that includes shedding 400 pounds of extra weight! So, what do drivers gain by this 10% body-mass loss? For starters, our most popular crossover is now more agile on the road and offers drivers a more safe, comfortable driving experience.

Thanks to a lighter, stiffer, and stronger structure, the 2018 Equinox rewards drivers in the following areas:

SAFETY: High-strength and ultra-high strength steel creates a safety cage around its passengers, which are complimented by the high-level restraint systems and available safety features.

RIDE & HANDLING: By reducing the chassis flex in the Equinox suspension system, Chevrolet engineers were able to focus more on overall ride comfort and precision on the road.

QUIETNESS & REFINEMENT: The stiffer body-structure of the Equinox also pays off when it comes to blocking out exterior noise and vibrations. Contributing the overall weight loss of the Equinox, the stiffer body-structure also means that engineers could reduce the amount of sound-absorbing materials in the overall design.

FUEL ECONOMY: This might seem like a no-brainer, but we’re pretty excited about this added benefit of the 2018 Equinox! The lower the weight, the better then fuel efficiency. The all-new Equinox delivers EPA estimated 32MPG and 29MPG on the highway with the standard 1.5L turbo and 2.0L turbo engines. The diesel engine offers a GM-estimated 40MPG on the highway.

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Like the many models before it, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox features a modern, expressive design and is equipped with the latest in vehicle connectivity and safety features.

low speed forward automatic braking | lane keep assist & lane departure warning | forward collision alert | rear vision camera | rear cross traffic alert | rear park assist | side blind zone alert | lane change alert

The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is now available at Bob Bell Bel Air. Discover why the Equinox is the right choice for you or view our inventory by simply visiting our website.

Bob Bell Chevrolet of Bel Air
1230 Belair Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
410-879-2544

Sources: Chevrolet Press Room | Chevrolet | Bob Bell Bel Air